You can easily create a little box any size you want with the Envelope Punch Board. Using the punch board measurements, select the dimensions of your box. Do you want square? Rectangle? I chose a 4″ x 4″ square box. Using the punch board measurements, my paper size should be 6-7/8″ square. But I want it to be 2″ deep, so I added 2″ to the paper size. (Actually, I added 2-1/8″ so I could just cut it 9″ x 9″. If you wanted it 1-1/2″ deep, you’d add 1-1/2″ to the paper size measurement.)
When you’re scoring, you’re going to have 2 scores on each side. This is so your box will have dimension and won’t just be flat like an envelope. The first score will be the score line indicated for the envelope size you chose. Since I chose a 4″ x 4″ envelope, my first score was 3-1/2″. Score a second line beside that one, the same distance away as the number you added for box depth. I added 2-1/8″ for depth, so my second score will be 3-1/2 plus 2-1/8, or 5-5/8″. Flip your paper 180 degrees, and repeat this.
For the remaining two sides, you just use the previous score lines to determine where to punch and score – just like you do for envelopes (except you’ll have two scores and punches per side).
Here are step by step instructions for my box.
Paper size – 9” x 9” (Example uses Watercolor Wonder designer series paper)
First score lines – 3-1/2”, 5-5/8”
The Envelope Punch Board ruler doesn’t go to 5-5/8”. Sadly, I realized this after I
started scoring and punching the 3-1/2” line. I simply measured with a “real” ruler
from the left edge of the paper to 5/8”, then placed a small dot in pencil. I lined that
dot up with the score line, then punched and scored.
Turn the paper 180 degrees and punch and score again at 3-1/2” and 5-5/8”.
For the other two sides: Place paper in punch board with an unscored side at the top. Line the “Score Line” pointer up with the previously scored 3-1/2” line; punch and score. Line pointer up with the 5-5/8” scored line; punch and score. Repeat for the remaining side. Snip flaps as shown in diagram.
Your box should resemble this.
To finish the box, I rounded the corner of the top flap and snipped the bottom flap so it would be straight across. (Again, just like we do envelopes.) Then I folded it up and secured with a belly band (gold foil card stock). I decorated with 2 gold foil Little Leaves and a gold foil Spiral Flower.